echoAR featured in the Columbia Engineering Magazine
Alon Grinshpoon, CEO of echoAR and Columbia Engineering alum, was featured in the Columbia Engineering Magazine online and printed addition. Grinshpoon tell the story of echoAR and his journey from academia to entrepreneurship.
“After graduating from Columbia Engineering in 2018, I founded echoAR, a cloud platform for augmented reality (AR) that provides tools and server-side infrastructure to help developers and companies quickly build and deploy AR apps and content. We are now backed by Techstars and received grants from Y Combinator, Verizon, and NYC Media Lab. We won the DevProject Award 2019, were named among the 2019 Most Fundable Companies and one of the top 25 finalists in Sir Richard Branson's Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) 2019, were featured on The Hill, Bold TV, and Ynet, and were mentioned on Entrepreneur.com and Business Wire. In 2019, we added two Columbia Engineering graduates to our team, were incubated at RLab, the nation's first city-funded center for AR/VR tech supported by Columbia University, and resided at the Columbia Startup Lab. Many thanks to Professor Steven K. Feiner and Carmine Elvezio of the Columbia University Computer Graphics and User Interfaces Lab in the computer science department for putting me on this journey.”
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